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Take care of your magnetic compass so it works correctly

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Compass operation depends on the action of the magnetic needle. Many items can affect the needle. Here is how to prevent compass failure.

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10 things to pack in your vehicle for emergency evacuations

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Hurricanes in the Gulf and along the Atlantic coast of Florida proved that most people forced to evacuate were woefully unprepared. Here are some items to take if you ever have to evacuate your home.

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Hults Bruk American felling axe, best felling axe, axes

Review | The Hults Bruk American Felling Axe should be part of your preparedness gear

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If you only had one tool to use for clearing land, building a cabin and possibly self defense, chances are you’d pick an axe. Take a look at this axe for inclusion in your emergency gear.

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Dutch oven survival kit, dutch oven, make survival kit

Video: What you need to make a Dutch oven survival kit

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Beginners frequently ask for a list of tools to get started in Dutch oven cooking. So, here’s a basic, bare-bones list.

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emergency water containers, storage water, store water for emergencies

Find and use these five emergency water storage containers

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You can last about three days without water, tops. But long before you die of dehydration you will be feeling the ill effects.

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find water, desert water techniques during flood, Peter Kummerfeldt

Use desert survival techniques to gather water during a flood

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During a flood, there may be water everywhere, but none to drink. Here’s some survival tips on where to find potable water during a disaster.

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cut resistant glove, knife safety, knife handling

Add cut resistant gloves to your hunting/fishing gear

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Practicing safe knife handling is the best way to avoid cutting yourself. The second best may be to wear a cut resistant glove.

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wear sunglasses more often, choose best sunglasses, sunglasses

What Kind of Sunglasses are Best (and Safe) for Survival Gear

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There is more to sunglasses than looking good. Quality sunglasses should be in your emergency/survival gear.

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Dry Canyon, near Bend, Oregon.

Start your survival kit with the Ten Essentials

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

You don’t have any wilderness experience, but you want some. So what do you take along to make sure you get back? Where in that urban wilderness maze of outdoor stores, catalogs, websites and eBay will you find the gear you need? Start your survival kit with the Ten Essentials

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survival tarp shelter, cheap tarps, best tarp shelters

How to choose the best tarp for survival shelters

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Tarps can be really valuable survival tools. But what if your budget is limited and you needs several that will do the job? Here are some tarp materials that have worked for me.

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